England Captain Joe Root is having a dream run with the bat in Test cricket as he has scored 1,603 runs in the longest format this year.
Playing only his 14th Test match this year, the England captain has already surpassed legendary Sachin Tendulkar (1,562) and Michael Clarke (1,595) to claim the fourth spot in the all-time list.
Root has scored 62 runs in the ongoing Ashes Test against Australia.
He is 185 runs away from breaking the record held by legendary Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf.
Former Pakistan captain, Yousuf, made the record in 2006, when he scored 1,788 runs to dethrone batting great Sir Vivian Richards from the unique feat. Interestingly, both of them played 11 Test matches and 19 innings to score 1,788, and 1,710 runs at an outstanding average of 99.33 and 90.00 respectively.
Root still has an innings and a match to play this year and he has every possible chance of breaking this record.
So far, the world’s number one Test batsman has played 14 matches this year and batted in 26 innings. His highest score was 228 against Sri Lanka.